On WeddingWire since 2023
Lolo Loves Cello is a wedding musician based in Burke, Virginia. Lourdes and her team specialize in providing exquisite cello music for weddings. With years of experience, they have played at numerous ceremonies, adding a touch of elegance and romance to each event.
Lourdes offers a highly customizable experience, ensuring that the music perfectly complements the size and theme of your wedding. She has a vast library of repertoire and a network of musicians to choose from, allowing for a tailored musical ensemble. Her artistry and stage presence are captivating, transforming any setting into one rich in beauty. Lourdes offers a variety of wedding packages that typically include 20 minutes of music during the arrival and seating time, as well as 3-4 pieces for the ceremony itself. Additional options include live music during the cocktail hour and reception meal. While couples take photos, your guests can also be entertained, making every moment of your wedding memorable.
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Quality, professionalism, and flexibility = 10/10
They were very professional and willing to work with us. They sent me images of their outfits to ensure they wouldn't clash with the bridesmaids.
Overall, a joy to work with.
Brought the whole wedding to life.
The music sets the mood for the wedding. Lourdes’s vast knowledge and large variety of repertoire made choosing her an easy decision for me.
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Lourdes has been blessed with amazing performance opportunities playing for celebrities, ambassadors, and on world-class stages. Most notably, in 2022 she was one of three cellists asked to play at the Kennedy Center for John Williams' 90th Birthday Party Dinner attended by Stephen Spielberg and David Rubenstein, Chairman of the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Board. In 2018, she played for the Aspen Institute's Project Play Summit's Private Dinner featuring Kobe Bryant. She has given concerts at the Embassies of Colombia, Argentina, and Brazil, played for private events for former Congresswoman Connie Morella, and at the US Senate to help promote the arts.
Her more recent performances range from playing at Carnegie Hall to a Handel's Messiah Concert in Pennsylvania where she played alongside David Chan, the Concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera and Violin Professor at Juilliard. While a student at Oberlin Conservatory, Lourdes's quartet performed for Latin American ambassadors and high ranking government officials at the Inter-American Defense Board. They performed at Central Union Mission homeless shelter in DC and her quartet hosted a fundraiser concert for the Children's Inn of the National Institute of Health.
In high school, Lourdes was an NSO Youth Fellow at the Kennedy Center where she performed several times in the NSO's Concert Hall and on the Millennium Stage. On behalf of the Kennedy Center's NSO in your Neighborhood Community Outreach Program, she brought music to DC schools. Among other opportunities, she played in a master class for world-famous Cello Soloist Alban Gerhardt. As part of The Capitol Symphonic Youth Orchestra, Lourdes performed in front of 17,00 people as the Principal Cellist at the Microsoft Inspire International Convention.
She has performed at many weddings and loves working with couples to make thier special day sound amazing.
Emera Gurath has performed in renowned concert halls around the world including Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, Severance Hall, and the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. She has served as the concertmaster for the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra and has won numerous solo and chamber competitions.
In November 2021, she appeared by invitation as a featured soloist with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, performing in Severance Hall to a sold-out audience. In the summer of 2015, Emera went on a multi-week tour to China and Hong Kong with the National Youth Orchestra of the USA. In 2021, the Cleveland Institute of Music sponsored her string quartet on a multi-state tour with Si-Yan Li and Phil Setzer.
Emera holds a Bachelor’s and a Master's Degree in Violin Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Stephen Rose, principal second violinist of the Cleveland Orchestra.
Emera has performed for numerous weddings and cannot wait to be part of your specail day!
Valeria Serrano, violist, was born and raised in Anzoategui, Venezuela, where she began her music studies as part of “El Sistema” at 10 years old. In 2017, she immigrated with her mother to the United States. Continuing her musical path, Valeria joined various programs and institutions including D.C Youth Orchestra Program, American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship Program. In 2021, she was accepted to Interlochen Arts Academy where she completed her high school diploma as well as a Post-Graduate diploma. Her former teachers include National Symphony Orchestra violist, Tsuna Sakamoto and Interlochen Arts Viola Professor, Renee Skerik. Valeria now pursues her Bachelor’s Degree in Viola Performance at the Colburn School, studying under Tatjana Masurenko.
Valeria has won important awards including the From the Top Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, YoungArts Merit Award, Sphinx MPower Artist Grant, Interlochen Arts Young Artist Award. She has also been a semifinalist at the International Young Artist Concerto Competition, the Interlochen Arts Academy 2021-2022 Concerto Competition Runner-Up, and more recently, the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute Concerto Competition Winner, where she did her solo debut at the John F. Kennedy Center performing the first movement of York Bowen’s Viola Concerto.
Her unique background and captivating sound has captured the attention of thousands on Instagram @valplaysviola.
She can play music of all styles and guarantees excellence for every performance.